IT’S loud, proud and back with a bang tonight. Yep, the PDC Premier League Darts returns bigger than ever and kicks off in front of a sellout crowd in Leeds with a mouthwatering line-up.
The main attraction is a repeat of last month’s World Championship Final between Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor. The Flying Scotsman is 6-4 at Bet365 to once again conquer The Power, who is slight favourite at 16-11 at Unibet with William Hill chalking up the draw at 6-4 in the best of 12 legs showdown.
Another tasty tussle in the five-match card sees reigning champ Raymond van Barneveld a 2-1 shot at Skybet when he takes on Adrian Lewis (evens, Boylesports).
As for the title odds, top billing goes to world No.1 Michael van Gerwen at 5-2 at bet365. Then it’s Taylor at 11-4 at Skybet and Anderson – who won the event in 2011 – has to be worth a look at 9-2 with Ladbrokes.
Lewis is 9s at William Hill, who make new boy Stephen Bunting 14s and James Wade 16s. For Barney to retain his title it’s 28-1 at Betway.
Elsewhere today there’s first-round German Masters snooker action, top-class golf with the Malaysian Open and Farmers Insurance Open (check out Ace Venturer’s tips thread), plus four NBA fixtures.
Good luck with your bets and let’s hear your sporting tips and thoughts.